For game 2 of the 2019 season, UConn had to step up a weight class, taking on the Lovie Smith-led Illinois Fighting Illini in what proved to be an exciting game. On the field, we got a glimpse of what the future potentially holds for the football program in true freshman quarterback Jack Zergiotis. Thanks to our generous donors, we got a glimpse of what the future holds in the stands as well, as 65 tickets new fans took in the shootout where our Huskies ultimately fell short.
New to the Husky Ticket Project this year, is Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group (“TEEG”) is a non-profit social service agency in northeastern Connecticut. They provide social services to families in the in Woodstock/Putnam area and made the trek down to East Hartford. “We had so much fun!” said Jill Bourbeau, Manager of Youth Programs. “Two of our mentees had never been to a game before and now everyone wants to come!” With four more games on the schedule, we hope to make it happen.
Middletown Youth Services Bureau and Hartford Catholic Worker both returned, as well, after being a ticket recipients in 2018.
For those new to following us, MYSB serves as an advocate for youth and is dictated by state statute “as the coordinating unit of community-based services to provide comprehensive delivery of prevention, intervention, treatment and followup services” for children and youth.
Hartford Catholic Worker does phenomenal work – their after school program, The Green House, helps provide a ‘home-like’ atmosphere for Hartford’s poorest children; in an effort to provide them the stability they need to escape the downward spiral of poverty.
For those that would like to get involved or simply make a donation to either of these great organizations, their information can be found at the following:
Middletown Youth Services Bureau
Hartford Catholic Worker